Ruthie G wrote: »
I'm currently looking at different piano teaching diplomas and am very interested in going with lcm.... I have a Hon Bmus music degree and a grade 8 with RIAM....according to lcm syllabus I am able to skip Diplcm and do ALCM. Is this advisable? I have been teaching for about two years now....Just wondering if anyone has experience of skipping the diplcm and going straight to ALCM? Also what are employment opportunities like with only a Diplcm? Any advice would be great!!
Covertheground wrote: »
Hey just wondering if you have a grade 8 with RIAM would you be interested in continuing on with them and doing their diplomas? I know that the RIAM say that their leicintate qualifys for employment in secondary schools with a music degree from a recognised university so if that employment oppertunity appeals to you it is a nice idea.
Ruthie G wrote: »
Thanks for the reply...yes I have looked at the RIAM diploma but I feel that I wouldn't be ready for it yet...maybe the Diplcm would be a bridge? Both RIAM and ABRSM seem to have a high failure rate compared with LCM thats another reason for me looking at their diploma as an alternative...
anamaria wrote: »
I did the Associate exams back in June. I passed the practical and the aural first time which I was thrilled with (was convinced I had failed the practical!) but have to retake the harmony/counterpoint paper. The comments given were that more in depth study of the grammar of this subject is needed. Can anyone recommend some books/tutors to work on? I am planning on re-sitting the exam in Nov/Dec.
Armelodie wrote: »
Butterworth: Harmony in practice ..is good enough although you might need someone to correct the exercises..a few of the explanations are a bit scant but you can try the net from there..
Get playing bach chorals too to get you in the mindset of 4prt...(although bach breaks de_rules too!)